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Final INSOSCI-Symposium:

When Policy Making meets Neuroscience and Social Science

12th-13th February 2019 @ Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
INSOSCI-SYMPOSIUM 2019
12th-13th February 2019
@Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Project Members

Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Professor Carsten Herrmann-Pillath is economist and transdisciplinary researcher in the field of evolutionary economics, who has published extensively on methodological issues of neuroeconomics, the interdisciplinary theory of money and multi-level explanations of economic phenomena.

Contact Information

Portrait von Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
  • Department of Economics
  • University of Witten/Herdecke
  • Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 5058448 Witten
Phone:
+49 2302 / 926-542
  • Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
  • Erfurt University
  • Nordhäuserstraße 7499105 Erfurt
Phone:
+49 361 / 737-2814
E-Mail:
carsten.herrmann-pillath@uni-erfurt.de
Web:
www.cahepil.net

Academic Positions

Current

  • Permanent Fellow Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University, China
  • Senior Lecturer, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
  • Senior Lecturer, Beijing Normal University, China, IMBA Program

Previous

2014-2016:
Research Professor Economics and Evolutionary Sciences, University of Witten/Herdecke
2008-2014:
Professor of Business Economics, Academic Director of Master of International Business Program and Academic Director of East West Centre for Business Studies and Cultural Science, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
1996-2008:
Full Professor of Evolutionary and Institutional Economics, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
1992-1998:
Professor for Chinese Economic Studies at Mercator University of Duisburg
1988-1992:
Senior researcher, China desk, Federal Institute for Soviet and International Studies, Cologne

Univeristy Education

1979-1984:
Master of Arts. Sinology, Romance languages, Linguistics
1982-1987:
Diplom-Volkswirt. Economics. (equiv. MSc in Economics)
1984-1988:
PhD in economics. University of Cologne (summa cum laude)

Funding (Selection)

1990-1996:
Volkswagen Foundation research grant on China’s modernization (together with Professor Helmut Martin, Bochum)
1996-2001:
Volkswagen Foundation research grant on business cycle research and forecasting in China (together with ifo Institute, Munich)
1997-2000:
Volkswagen Foundation grant for editing / publishing POLITEKONOM (Russian-German Quarterly of Economic Policy)
2005-2008:
Dr Werner Jackstädt Foundation grant for the establishment of the Sino-German School of Governance at Witten/Herdecke University
2009-2012:
Volkswagen Foundation research grant on business cycle research and forecasting in China (together with ifo Institute, Munich)
2010-2013:
BMBF Research Grant as a member of the university network ‘Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialist Countries’

Relevant Publications

RECENT MONOGRAPHS (PREFERRED MEDIUM OF PUBLICATION)

  • China’s Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets, in print.
  • With I. Boldyrev: Hegel, Institutions, and Economics: Performing the Social (2014).
  • Foundations of Economic Evolution: A Treatise on the Natural Philosophy of Economics (2013).

RECENT PAPERS

  • Performative Mechanisms, in: Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics, edited by Ivan Boldyrev and Ekaterina Svetlova, New York: Palgrave McMillan, 53–86, 2016.
  • Constitutive Explanations in Neuroeconomics: Principles and a Case Study on Money, Journal of Economic Methodology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1350178X.2016.1218531, 2016.
  • Institutional Naturalism: Reflections on Masahiko Aoki’s Contribution to Institutional Economics, Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, DOI 10.1007/s40844-016-0037-2, 2016.
  • Naturalizing Institutions: Evolutionary Principles and Application on the Case of Money, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik/Journal of Economics and Statistics 234(2+3): 388–421; 2014.
  • Performativity of Economic Systems: Approaches and Implications for Taxonomy, Journal of Economic Methodology 20(2), 139–163, 2013.
  • With Ivan Boldyrev, Hegel’s ‘Objective Spirit’ and the Institutional Nature of Economic Action, Mind & Society, Vol. 12(2), 177–202, DOI: 10.1007/s11299-012-0111-3, 2013.
  • Towards an Externalist Neuroeconomics: Dual Selves, Signs, and Choice, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics 5(1): 38–61, 2012.
  • Institutions, Distributed Cognition and Agency: Rule-following as Performative Action, Journal of Economic Methodology 19(1), 21–42, 2012.
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